If Google Apps Could Be Installed Locally Would You Use It?

Just a question - if Google Apps could be installed locally would you do it?

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  1. Do you mean as a synched app, eg calendar and email? If so then yes.

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  2. Yeah you need to specify exactly what mean here

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  3. Marissa from google mentions in passing at a presentaion to Stanford that it is an explicit goal of Google to get installed apps onto your computer. Anyone that monitors their installation of Google Desktop and Google Gears with a firewall such as ZoneAlarm has already made this leap.

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  4. @Jim, @ben - sorry, meant - if you could get a CD with the Google Apps software and install it onto your own servers. A mini/internal version of Google Apps running inside your organisation and not on the "cloud".

    @Peter - really, I suspect that may have changed with the release and apparent goal of Chrome. But I was wot thinking of on individuals PC's (like Desktop or Google Earth) but as a service provided by your own organisation available only within your network.

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  5. While technically incompetent to judge, I suspect G Apps aren't as smart as other server-based solutions, so why bother? Perhaps a a precursor to moving into the cloud?

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  6. The benefits of cloud based apps don't just come from their on-demand accessibility. Some of the benefits are intrinsically linked to them being in the clouds - so to answer your question - no

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  7. No - I think the whole point of GoogleApps is to remove the need for a server (or at the least take things off it)

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